Saint Prex, Vaud, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Prepare for a weekend of 18-25C temperatures and sunshine alternating with some cloud cover – a change from this week’s sweltering heat, with Geneva recording its hottest day of the year, over 36C, Thursday 20 August. But before the great Saturday and Sunday weather, prepare for late Friday highs closer to 30C and local thunderstorms with wind whipping up in some areas. MeteoSwiss map and forecast
Weekend entertainment highlights: St Prex Festival starts, wine & chocolate for the family in Romainmotier and music at dawn in Geneva
This is the final week-end before Vaud students return to school and among the week-end entertainment offers featured on the GenevaLunch events page is the Saint Prex Festival which takes place in arguably one of the prettiest villages along the lake (also the home of GenevaLunch). The festival opens Friday evening 21 August and runs to 29 August.
It features an intriguing mix of stars and young talent for which the festival, now in its fourth year, has developed a reputation.
Friday night is devoted to sacred music in the romanesque church (11th century), with Stabat Mater (Giovani Battista Pergolesi), excerpt from “The Seven Last Words of Christ” (Joseph Haydn) and Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen (Johann Sebastian Bach).
Saturday Clairemarie Osta is the featured dancer in a dancer-plus-trio choreographed by her husband, appears in a jewel of a mini-Romeo and Juliet by Canadian Paul Chalmer, with le Riche’s wife Clairemarie Osta in the role of Juliet.
The lakefront of the town is lined with poster-sized photos by Anne Deniau of de Riche.
Review: Le Temps, Fre, 21 August
Saint Prex Festival, previous editions, photo album, GenevaLunch